The Department of Health has released their Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, a review of the cosmetic surgery industry and non-surgical treatments. Headed up by NHS Clinical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, the panel gave their recommendations regarding regulation of non-surgical treatments, training and qualifications and marketing practices. Transform is pleased with the recommendations outlined in the Keogh report, as detailed in the Daily Mail, include:
- Compulsory training and registration of all those in the industry, from beauty therapists to breast surgeons.
- Banning ‘distasteful’ cut-price deals, buy-one-get-one-free offers and plastic surgery competition prizes.
- Insurance for clinics, a cooling off period and information about the success rates of surgeons.
- Facial fillers to be prescription only.
Although we believe there is still more work to be done, we feel it's a good step in the right direction. Many of the recommendations are already in place at Transform, including ensuring that our patients only receive non-surgical treatments in a clinical environment and that injectable treatments are only administered by doctors and nurse prescribers. We are also the only cosmetic surgery provider with a patient care charter, Clear and also the only provider who publishes infection rates, revision rates and patient satisfaction levels. Visit www.transformclear.co.uk to read to more about our commitment to patients.